Choosing wedding flowers to suit the season is a smart idea. First off, it’s not only cheaper, but they are more accessible and generally of better quality. To help you choose the perfect flowers for the season that you are getting married, we’ve compiled a list of stunning wedding flower choices and the season they are most likely going to be available in.
Summer has a laid-back feel to it and often bouquets will reflect this. Light, airy colour tones or bright pops of colour are favourites for this time of year. Some great in-season choices include:
- Calla Lilies
- David Austin Roses
- Snap Dragons
These are just a few of the options available in the summertime. All come in different colours and textures which makes it easy to narrow down your choices.
As summer tends to be much warmer than the other months of the year, your flowers will need some extra TLC to prevent them from wilting. To keep your flowers looking fresh, it’s best to store them upright in a fridge, if possible, if not, a cool room away from sunlight is the second-best option.
Autumn time is an equally as popular season for weddings. This is because the swelting heat has generally subsided, yet the cooler weather hasn’t started. The wedding can be hosted in pleasant weather, and it allows people to party on into the night without getting too cold. Elegant flowers paired with earthy tones and ample greenery are go-to choices for autumn weddings. Here are some fantastic autumn flowers:
- Garden Roses
- Camellia Blooms
- Cymbidium Orchids
- Snap Dragons
Autumn flowers suit rustic and sophisticated styles of weddings however, by using a variety of flowers, you can create virtually any theme you like.
Unlike some other countries that have freezing cold winters, ours are typically mild here in Australia. The drop in temperature does not hinder a lot of flower types, and you still have many varieties available to you. The great thing about choosing to get married at this time of year is that the cooler weather keeps your flower arrangements crisp and looking spectacular. Purples, reds, bright whites, and pinks tend to be sought-after winter flower shades. Here are some beautiful winter flowers:
- Blushing Brides
- Sweet Peas
- Sweat Peas
- Oriental Lilies
Having a spring wedding means you are spoilt for flower choices, and with picturesque weather during the day that doesn’t plummet at night, this time of year is a very popular season to say I do. Pinks, oranges, peaches, and creams are seen in many bouquets during springtime. Peonies are an extremely popular wedding flower, and they are strictly only available during this season. They may be able to be imported during other times of the year although, this can be expensive, and their quality is never guaranteed. Here are some other top choices for spring nuptials:
- Lily of the valleys
If the weather is warm, it’s best to follow to steps mentioned above for a summertime wedding to protect your blooms.
Flowers that are in seasons and available all year round
Regardless of when you get married, you can have peace of mind knowing there are plenty of dependable and attractive choices that are available no matter the season. Even if your favourite flower is out of season, a skilled florist will be able to offer suggestions on flowers that are in season that look alike or that can create a similar effect. Its always a good idea to have a chat with your Gold Coast Florist early on in the planning phase to discuss what you are looking for, and they can let you know if you will be able to have the exact flowers you want or perhaps you have to substitute some that aren’t in season at the time. Here are some flowers that are around all year:
There are many more available throughout the year, and keep in mind that there are tonnes of greenery options that can be used to fill bouquets as well as dried flowers.
Choosing the right seasonal flowers can ensure you have the best-looking bouquet on the day
When you pick flowers that are in season, they are grown in ideal conditions and look their best. Choosing flowers that are going out of season may compromise the quality of your bouquet. Wilting or lacklustre flowers can look limp and like they are dying. This is not what anyone wants for their big day.
Don’t make the mistake of not organising your wedding flowers until it is too late. This may see you disappointed if your flowers of choice are not in season. Gather as much inspiration as you can to show your florist so they can reproduce something as close as possible to your vision.
Here at Florido Weddings, we specialise in wedding photography and videography, and we’ve seen almost every bouquet known to man. If you need any ideas on what colours and flower types will work best to suit your tastes and aesthetics. Contact us today to find out more. We’d be happy to help if we can!